The Kinsale Mead Barrel Aged Mead Set contains Three bottles of our award-winning, barrel aged mead. A wonderfully diverse set of all our barrel matured meads altogether in one box - the culmination of our hard work over the last 12 months. Satisfy your mead curiosity and try them all or give as a wonderful gift.
Wild Red Mead - Merlot Barrel Aged (12% ABV) is a gorgeous 3 year-old berry mead fermented off dry and silky smooth and matured for the last 12 months in French Merlot wine barrels to add intriguing structure and depth. An exceptional, unique mead, a lively, attractive drink with a decadent richness. Drink of the Year from the Irish Food Writers' Guild in 2021. Enticing and warm, juicy with bright red and black fruit flavours from the Wexford blackcurrants and dark, sweet cherries, well balanced with attractive honey notes from the forest honey and caramel from the Bordeaux oak barrels. A luxurious, smooth texture with a fruity burst that explodes on the palate, soft low tannins and a clean finish. Delicious served at room temperature on its own or with fine food.
Atlantic Dry Mead - White Port Barrel Aged (12% ABV) is an alluring 3-year-old traditional mead fermented from orange blossom honey, finished dry, crisp and honeyed, matured for the last 12 months in a French oak wine barrel to add spicy oak depth. A rich and peppery, well balanced mead with a mellow apricot character, rounded with honey and citrus aromatics on the finish. Enjoy this delectable, dry mead lightly chilled.
Atlantic Dry Mead - Sauternes Barrel Aged (12% ABV) is a gorgeous 3-year-old traditional mead fermented from orange blossom honey, finished silky and honeyed, matured for the last 12 months in French oak wine barrels to add intriguing structure and depth. A fine, unique mead with lingering almond, refreshing citrus and honey notes. Enticing with a bright finish and a lovely balance of sweetness and acidity, dry and clean. There’s an initial burst of honey at first, very refreshing, followed by the subtle almond and florals such as honeysuckle and white acacia flowers. Like summertime on the Mediterranean coast. Enjoy this delicious mead lightly chilled.
Note: We can't ship our limited edition, barrel aged meads to the UK except for Northern Ireland at the moment.
Our beautiful label was inspired by the story of the “Wild Geese” Irish who emigrated or were exiled in waves from Ireland to the continent at the end of the Jacobite wars. Some settled in France and started trading and making wine. Today, in Bordeaux, you can find the names of those resilient Irish emigrants on the streets and vineyards of the region – Lynch, Barton, Boyd, Phelan – alongside other trading connections to the wine ports of Ireland.
Kinsale in 18th century was a thriving port, one of several in Ireland licensed to import wines from the France, Spain, Portugal. The harbour and warehouses were full of barrels of the finest wines, ports and sherries. In a sense, we are completing the circle, bringing those precious barrels back to Ireland.
Share a bottle with friends and family. This is a mead you’ll want to come back to again and again. All bottles hand numbered and signed.
Naturally Gluten Free.